First Name Last Name

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Shawn Monday

First Name: Achilles
Last Name: Meridis
City: Barrie
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
School: Empire MMA

Reader Comments
1. Submitted by Krockadilly on Wednesday October 17, 2012 12:52 PM
Achilles is the best of the best and his reputation is well known in the Toronto Barrie community!

2. Submitted by hawk on Monday October 22, 2012 1:48 PM
Best instructor, most bad ass name. Thank you kru achilles!

3. Submitted by hulk smash on Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:10 PM
Kru Achilles is the best instructor with an amazing game plan and superior workouts! Iget the best workouts and learn incredible technique from an instructor that has done it all! I can't thank him enough for being such an amazing kru and friend!

4. Submitted by Ozzland on Thursday October 25, 2012 9:31 AM
Kru Achilles is committed to getting you and everyone you are training with to your maximum potential. His motivation is outstanding and sincere, and step by step instructions are easily understood to make your form, speed and strength as sharp as possible. He is as professional as they come as a coach/instructor!

5. Submitted by Mapi Cat on Thursday October 25, 2012 9:36 AM
Achilles is a badass fighter, incredible instructor, and amazing with kids. He combines the newest strength and conditioning techniques with both traditional and revolutionary stand up skills. He has helped me grow both as a fighter and a person, and is a large part of keeping our gym community a close family.

6. Submitted by Judas Dethpunch on Thursday October 25, 2012 7:37 PM
As well as epitomizing all-around badassery, Achilles pushes all of his students to challenge themselves as much as possible, while placing the utmost importance in everyone's safety. The end result is a training environment conducive to not only one's performance as a fighter, but their health. Whether we're sparring, drilling, or strength training, his classes are as exciting and rewarding as they are painful.

7. Submitted by Chief V on Sunday October 28, 2012 8:51 AM
Achilles is not only an excellent teacher in regards to skills taught but he also makes class interesting and fun with his outgoing personality. All ages and athletics abilities love Achilles!

8. Submitted by Atom Chik on Monday October 29, 2012 9:44 AM
Kru Achilles introduced me to muay thai and changed my life by making me passionate about the sport. Kru is a great athlete, an amazing teacher and has an incredible personality.

9. Submitted by Spencer Lalonde on Tuesday October 30, 2012 4:33 PM
Amazing teacher and even better person!

10. Submitted by sweetest12 on Friday November 2, 2012 1:07 AM
I was introduced to Kru Achilles for my children, when they started training I was so impressed with his skill/passion in teaching technique and his strength and conditioning classes that I had to join, he is an incredible person, athlete and teacher. Training with Kru Achilles has been the best decision I have made for myself in sport/fitness!!

11. Submitted by fighter on Friday November 9, 2012 7:18 AM
best instructor ive had! kru is a beast!

12. Submitted by Katharine Mutter on Friday November 9, 2012 8:05 AM
We were refered to Kru Achilles when we moved to Barrie over a year ago. Since training with Kru my daughter has developed more skill and passion than I thought possible. He is an incredible athlete and trainer, as well as being a good friend to all of the gym community/family. He is an inspiration to all and to all a great Kru. Keep it up Kru Achilles and thanks for everything... you are amazing!

13. Submitted by PushKickGirl on Friday November 9, 2012 7:33 PM
Achilles is the KINDEST instructor you could imagine. He takes the time with each student to break it down so that you understand things conceptually, before adding power and speed. I have learned so much from him and have seen an incredible transformation in my body that I credit to his intense classes (and clean eating). I hope someday to have my first professional fight but if I don't just knowing that I have MADE IT to that level will be satisfactory enough.

14. Submitted by Ikickass on Saturday November 10, 2012 8:48 AM
Achilles is the best instructor I have had in my life of MMA. He is extremely smart and helps you push your boundaries. He is all about "Wok smarter, not harder"

15. Submitted by Cleankicks on Saturday November 10, 2012 8:50 AM
Very professional, worth the money + friendship, will make you want to come back for more everyday. He keeps you tested so you can overcome and achieve your milestones

16. Submitted by Rarrrrr on Saturday November 10, 2012 9:05 AM
Best Kru on the planet!!!!

17. Submitted by Diamond Deeznuts on Saturday November 10, 2012 9:07 AM
Achilles is an extremely knowledgable and patient instructor. Sets a high standard for physical fitness and has a fantastic demanour and approach to his classes. We at Empire MMA are lucky to have him as our Kru, and I'm willing to bet our Kru could beat up your Kru...bitches. ;)

18. Submitted by CrimsonChin on Monday November 12, 2012 9:06 AM
Kru is an Alien. Enough said.

19. Submitted by Beatsandgeeks on Monday November 12, 2012 9:10 AM
Our Kru is a man of commitment, and leadership. His determination exceeded my expectations of him when I first joined. Everybody here at Empire MMA are a team, and we care for eachother like a family

20. Submitted by BoomHeadshot on Monday November 12, 2012 9:34 AM
Achilles is the best muay thai kru I've ever had. He is an incredible role model both in and out of the gym. He is my teacher and friend. I aspire to be like him.

21. Submitted by flashyshorts on Monday November 12, 2012 12:16 PM
Achilles is the best! He teaches us all to be better in and out of the gym and leads by example.

22. Submitted by Brute-iful on Monday November 12, 2012 1:06 PM
Valuable instructor. Treats people well

23. Submitted by Matthew G on Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:48 AM
Since my brother has bern training with Achilles, his striking has improved 100%. He can not express enough how professional the coaches are, as well as his fellow trainees. He says Kru is a noble, un perplex instructor who will train and teach you what you must know to become the best at whatever it is that you do

24. Submitted by GSP's Stalker on Tuesday November 13, 2012 12:12 PM
Best teacher ever period.

25. Submitted by Asian sensation on Tuesday November 13, 2012 12:26 PM
Achilles is world class level, his knowledge and evolution in this sport is modern for today's fighting systems

26. Submitted by Tyler Gosselin on Tuesday November 13, 2012 4:53 PM
Achilles is always looking for the next level of fitness, and when he finds it, he makes sure that it finds you. He does not love the sport for the money, he does it for the passion. He will get you to where you want to be if you have ambition!

27. Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday November 13, 2012 4:57 PM
Achilles is the best!!

28. Submitted by Ode on Tuesday November 13, 2012 9:09 PM
Achilles has an amazing way of instilling confidence in beginners and treating everyone with respect. He creates a sense of belonging to his students and has formed an incredible "family" that I couldn't be more proud to be a part of!

29. Submitted by Logan on Thursday November 15, 2012 7:35 AM
best muay thai coach around, could not ask for better!

30. Submitted by Steven on Thursday November 15, 2012 7:22 PM
best instructor i have ever had. kept me focused and dedicated to do what i love

31. Submitted by carl on Thursday November 15, 2012 8:21 PM
the best of the best! Not only is he a great thai coach but great person!!

32. Submitted by george on Thursday November 15, 2012 10:10 PM
great teacher and coach. really takes the time to give individual attention to all the students from the beginners to the most advanced. motivates and inspires.

33. Submitted by fernando kindavong on Thursday November 15, 2012 10:11 PM
One of the best instructors you can ever ask for. I would want him at my corner anytime. Great man in the gym and out. Osss

34. Submitted by me on Friday November 16, 2012 10:56 AM
Great person, Great coach, knows how to set a positive vibe so everyone can learn!

35. Submitted by vkaler on Friday November 16, 2012 2:34 PM
he is one of the best personalities i have ever met. He is a great trainer and its an honor to have such a great instructor.

36. Submitted by Ilia on Sunday November 18, 2012 1:14 PM
Kru Achilles is by far the most down to earth and most practical instructor i have ever had the pleasure to work with. Keeps the classes moving along and under his control in a friendly but yet motivating environment. Techniques taught by Achilles work in most situations, be it sparring or self-defence. The work outs keep you in the best shape of you LIFE! and his method of teaching is WORLD CLASS. I couldnt have asked for a better Kru, motivator, and friend while in the gym!

37. Submitted by Debra on Monday November 19, 2012 4:03 PM
Got me in the best shape of my life!!!!!!! Amazing coach and trainer!!! you rock!!

38. Submitted by Kof on Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:15 AM
Kru Achilles is one of the best instructors to learn from. i picked up his style quickly. I remember always going to class, never thinking about the training that I did with Kru Achilles. Before you know it I was sparring with a different style. I had incorporated his style into mine without even thinking about it. For example, I began blocking kicks and throwing push kicks back right away. It just came so natural, but I was never that type of fighter. he made my game a lot more dynamic, and it's evident till this day. He's a great man.

39. Submitted by Jesus Freak on Saturday November 24, 2012 5:27 PM
The reason I joined EmpireMMA is because of Kru's friendly professional approach to teaching.

40. Submitted by Anton on Monday November 26, 2012 3:12 PM
Kru Achilles did an amazing job as a Muay Thai and Strength and Condition coach back at M-1 Thai Boxing system. Would've joined his new gym in a heartbeat but unfortunately it is too far. Two thumbs up for a great instructor and a person in general!

41. Submitted by Crowbar on Monday December 10, 2012 10:51 PM
Kru Achilles is a great and humble instructor, who is passionate about the art of Muay Thai. He maintains a positive attitude and is a fantastic human being as well.

42. Submitted by OSS! on Monday December 10, 2012 11:45 PM
kru has taught me so much more than how to fight. he is an incredible person who i look up to and aspire to be like every day. he provides guidance inside and outside of the cage. he is an incredible person all around!

43. Submitted by Serge Rochon on Monday January 13, 2014 4:07 PM
Kru Achilles is a true athlete. The classes are fun, always learning new techniques while being pushed to reach our full potential. He's a wonderful person and great with kids.

44. Submitted by Brent Spicer on Saturday November 22, 2014 11:50 PM
Best friend and mentor... Changed my life physically and mentally... This man will turn you into a SPARTAN!

45. Submitted by Spencer on Tuesday November 25, 2014 12:08 PM
Achilles is an amazing coach and an amazing person! His excitement and enthusiasm for teaching Thai rubs off on all his students. He creats a perfect training environment.

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